Real Music & Real Estate . . .

Yiddishe Cup’s bandleader, Bert Stratton, is Klezmer Guy.

He knows about the band biz and – check this out – the real estate biz, too.

You may not care about the real estate biz. Hey, you may not care about the band biz. (See you.)

This is a blog with a gamy twist. It features tenants with snakes and skunks, and musicians with smoked fish in their pockets.

Stratton has written op-eds for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.



I grew up about 10 blocks from the Long Island Sound, but for the past 42 years I’ve lived by Lake Erie — no salt. I make do. You can’t see the other side of Lake Erie. It’s a real lake. I don’t swim in the lake too long because I don’t want to catch a disease. I often walk on the beach, and I’m a member of the Edgewater Yacht Club.

After walking on the beach, I like to make a cup of tea. Then I garden or cook, and think back to my childhood by the Long Island Sound. I have come a long way — or not.

lake erie swimming


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1 Mike Madorsky { 11.30.16 at 12:26 pm }

I love this. Its like haiku by Bert. Simple spare and sincere, like the man himself.

2 Ken Goldberg { 11.30.16 at 12:28 pm }

Sounds like you’re a lakeside wannabe. Maybe you should sell a few things and buy a yacht!

3 Seth B. Marks { 12.01.16 at 1:11 pm }

I’d like to ingest some of what you’re ingesting.

4 David Rowe { 12.02.16 at 3:25 am }

There was a time when you couldn’t LOOK at the lake without getting sick.

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